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HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. It is used to treat a number of different conditions, such as inflammation. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

379K
Medicare Part D Claims
$13.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 121,200 $2.16M
New York 66,340 $1.03M
Florida 52,857 $873K
Pennsylvania 45,431 $829K
Texas 36,205 $741K
Michigan 35,674 $719K
Illinois 34,013 $497K
Ohio 33,329 $601K
New Jersey 19,668 $321K
North Carolina 19,009 $358K
Massachusetts 17,471 $309K
Georgia 17,464 $346K
Wisconsin 16,491 $314K
Minnesota 15,819 $294K
Indiana 15,450 $269K
Tennessee 15,323 $278K
Washington 14,088 $247K
Missouri 13,260 $240K
Virginia 13,141 $264K
Arizona 12,712 $225K
Kentucky 12,610 $206K
Oregon 11,398 $218K
Alabama 9,185 $190K
Maryland 8,875 $195K
Colorado 8,716 $191K
Iowa 7,916 $141K
Louisiana 7,280 $122K
South Carolina 6,881 $145K
Connecticut 6,572 $112K
Puerto Rico 6,522 $71.9K
Kansas 6,348 $122K
Oklahoma 6,266 $114K
Mississippi 5,397 $99K
Arkansas 5,193 $90.2K
West Virginia 4,588 $101K
Nebraska 4,317 $74.5K
Hawaii 3,884 $67.4K
Nevada 3,663 $70.9K
New Mexico 3,630 $66.2K
Utah 3,498 $67.7K
Maine 3,402 $58.3K
Rhode Island 2,817 $55.5K
Idaho 2,622 $52.7K
New Hampshire 2,268 $48.7K
Delaware 2,101 $39.7K
Montana 1,881 $37.2K
South Dakota 1,864 $34K
North Dakota 1,693 $30.3K
District of Columbia 1,425 $24.4K
Vermont 1,414 $24.5K
Alaska 792 $15.3K
Wyoming 655 $13.7K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for HYDROCORTISONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KAREN HEIDELBERG M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled751

DETROIT

Michigan

WINDSOR TING M.D.

Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled619

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL ENGELMAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled560

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

HECTOR WILTZ JR M.D

Dermatology

Claims Filled496

MIAMI

Florida

HOWARD GOLDMAN D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled454

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

AARON GOLDFEIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled428

DEARBORN

Michigan

MAREK STAWISKI MD

Claims Filled420

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

LONG BEACH

California

R BRANCH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled355

METTER

Georgia

BARRY SARKELL M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled344

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

MURRAY GORDON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled309

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BARRY DUBNER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled305

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

JOHN COTTAM MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled274

TAMPA

Florida

DAVID MYERS MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled266

BUFFALO

New York

JULIO UGARTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled264

THE VILLAGES

Florida

ARKADY KAPLANSKY DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled263

LOS ANGELES

California

KAREEM ABU-ELMAGD MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled262

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JIAN YE M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled259

MONTEREY PARK

California

SHAMSHER SINGH M.D.

Dermatopathology

Claims Filled256

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

JEN YEE SHEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled251

ALHAMBRA

California

ALPHONSO BERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

BROOKE SATEESH MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled244

NATIONAL CITY

California

ROBERT BADER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled239

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

VELLAIAPPAN SOMASUNDARAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

SOUTH WILLIAMSON

Kentucky

FRANCISCO KERDEL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled232

MIAMI

Florida